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OpenAthens Alternatives

OpenAthens is described as 'The world of libraries, librarians and information professionals is in a period of exciting transition. As libraries, technology and information evolve, there is one constant: people want information that supports their learning, development and decision making' and is an app. There are three alternatives to OpenAthens for Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Linux, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is CAS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenAthens are shibboleth and SimpleSAMLphp.

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The world of libraries, librarians and information professionals is in a period of exciting transition. As libraries,...

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    CAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    13 alternatives to CAS 

    Apereo CAS - Enterprise Single Sign On for the Web.

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    shibboleth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    11 alternatives to shibboleth 

    standards based, open source software for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries allowing sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner.

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    SimpleSAMLphp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    9 alternatives to SimpleSAMLphp 

    SimpleSAMLphp is an application written in native PHP that deals with authentication. The main focus of SimpleSAMLphp is providing support for SAML 2.0 as a Service Provider (SP) and SAML 2.0 as an Identity Provider (IdP).

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